Associated Writing Programs in Minneapolis
We had a great time at the Associated Writing Programs conference in Minneapolis. Our topic, "Imaginary Writers: Who Are We Writing For?" drew a decent crowd of writers and students. With new means of measuring our readers, we can now work with publishers to pinpoint our potential audiences. It was great to see many of you. Left to right in the photo are Carmen Bernier Grand, Maria Lourdes Victoria, Kathleen Alcalá, and Donna Miscolta.

- August 17: Online classes on "The Dystopian Novel" begin at the Northwest Institute of Literary Arts

- Sept 12 - 10-2 - Write Here Write Now Seattle7 at BIMA

- September 17 - 20 Opata Reunion in Tucson

- October 9, 10 - Rivers of Ink Keynote, Tri-Cities.

- October 14 - November 18 "Live Through This" - Writing Historical Fiction, Fields End/​BARN on Bainbridge Island

- October 31 - 1 pm - Seattle Public Library Queen Anne - "The Anatomy of a short story collection"

- November 8 - 2pm - Seattle Public Library Beacon Hill - "The Anatomy of a short story collection"

- December 4: NILA Classes end

- AWP 2016: March 30 - April 2. See you in Los Angeles!

Selected Works

From the early literature of the Americas to the late 20th Century
Creative Nonfiction
Essays on Family and Writing

The Desert Remembers My Name makes an important contribution to discussions of ethnicity, identity, and the literature of place.”
Bloomsbury Review
"...a mesmerizing tale... the author explores the fascinating confusions and contradictions plaguing a culture precariously poised between tradition and modernization."
"She never forgot the power of storytelling as testimony."
The Utne Reader
"Kathleen Alcalá's Spirits of the Ordinary is an enthralling book..."
–Paul Yamazaki, City Lights Books

"This book entered my dreams."
–Alberto Rios
Short Fiction
"Thoroughly satisfying."
The New York Times Book Review

"By turns touching, entertaining, and surprising, and uniquely her own."
Publishers Weekly

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